Getting Started with OLTP-Bench on Ubuntu

I was trying to get OLTP-Bench working with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 14.04.  For some reason, the project’s wiki was not working properly at the time; so I wanted to document my experience here.

Installing software packages

If you need to install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu, here is a nice guide. For illustration purposes, we will use TPC-C benchmark. You may need to set a password for the default user (e.g. postgres).

You also need to install some tools such as Git, Ant, and Java (JDK).

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk git ant
Creating database

You also need to crate a database for the benchmark lets call it “tpcc”. This can be created as follows:

$ sudo -i -u postgres
$ createdb tpcc; exit
Downloading and Building OLTP-Bench software

Go back to the home directory:

$ cd ~

Get the source code:

$ git clone https://github.com/oltpbenchmark/oltpbench
$ cd oltpbench

Build it using Apache Ant:

$ ant

If the building process was successful, you are ready to run the benchmark.

Running a benchmark (Example TPC-C)

First, we need to modify the sample config file called “config/sample_tpcc_config.xml”, and replace the connection information with the correct information. Assuming “postgres” for the username with the same as the password, here is an example:

<!-- Connection details -->
    <!-- MySQL 
    <dbtype>mysql</dbtype>
    <driver>com.mysql.jdbc.Driver</driver>
    <DBUrl>jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/tpcc</DBUrl>
    <username>tpcc</username>
    <password>tpcc</password>
    <isolation>TRANSACTION_SERIALIZABLE</isolation>
    -->
    <dbtype>postgres</dbtype>
    <driver>org.postgresql.Driver</driver>
    <DBUrl>jdbc:postgresql://127.0.0.1:5432/tpcc</DBUrl>
    <DBName>tpcc</DBName>
    <username>postgres</username>
    <password>postgres</password>
    <terminals>10</terminals>
Loading Data

Load data into PostgreSQL; using the following:

$ ./oltpbenchmark -b tpcc -c config/sample_tpcc_config.xml --create=true --load=true
Running the Benchmark

You can run the benchmark using the following:

$ ./oltpbenchmark -b tpcc -c config/sample_tpcc_config.xml --execute=true -s 5 -o outputfile

 

 

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